Ambition And Ambition In Macbeth

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“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it” (Lee1). This signifies that one should be true to themselves; however, this is not always the case, in Macbeth, who uses her ambition through the form of evil and pressure. Throughout the course of the play, the audience sees Macbeth righteous personality which redefines the norm of society but turns into manipulation and lying in order to achieve status for her husband. In this play, Macbeth wants her husband to have status and become a king therefore, the idea of ambition and its relation to guilt and conscience serves a negative impact to those who have faith and justice within themselves. Macbeth is…show more content…
Relentless and obedient is what makes Macbeth who she is. She will do everything in her power for her husband to gain the same status she has and “Yet do I fear thy nature/It is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great,/Art not without ambition, but without/ The illness should attend it” (1.1.15-20). This soliloquy is written about the ambition of her intentions. She knows her husband isn’t capable of violence and crime to achieve what he wants so she explains that he is to soft-hearted. This quote has to do with the ruthlessness that is needed to obtain status which is revealed through her characterization and her husband 's soliloquy. Macbeth later discovers which she says to her husband “This is the very painting of your fear/This is the air-drawn dagger which you said/Led you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts/Impostors to true fear, would well become” (3.4.62-69). Here Macbeth reinforces the idea that fear only shows weakness and for this she is angry with her husband. The character are overwhelmed with guilt because of the murder. This guilt and fear consumes her husband which is negative characterization of Lady
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